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Frequently Asked Questions



Is the teak oiled or have a finish on it?


The teak furniture comes from the factory kiln dried and ready for assembly. Some customers prefer not to use an oil or finish on the teak, therefore all items come ready to finish if so desired. Using teak oils will darken the complexion of the wood giving it a dark rich luster that some people like when used both indoors and outdoors. Some prefer to leave their teak furniture plain and let the natural outdoor patina lighten it to a silverish gray luster. The choice is always left to the customer for finishing. However we do want to mention that Westminster Teak does not recommend oiling your furniture! Oiling your teak furniture creates a maintenance schedule and also allows mildew and mold to grow very, very quickly on your furniture. In additions, teak oil will become splotchy after being exposed to the rain. For more details about teak care, please proceed to our Teak Care page, a very informative page on the care of teak and the application of TeakGuard.

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